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UNIT 67. GRADABLE AND NON-GRADABLE ADJECTIVES

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Transcript of UNIT 67. GRADABLE AND NON-GRADABLE ADJECTIVES

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Thank You!
Gradable Adjectives
-can be used with
adverbs
such as
very
and
extremely
to say that a thing or person has
more or less of a particular quality
extreme or absolute nature ADVERBS
Non-gradable adjectives are
not used with adverbs

such as very or extremely

because we do not usually imagine
degrees of the quality
referred to.
* Many classifying adjectives are usually non-gradable.
Gradable adjectives

with

non-grading adverbs
Gradable adjectives
are sometimes used with
non-grading adverbs

quite a large degree
-less than very
Non-gradable adjectives
UNIT 67. GRADABLE AND NON-GRADABLE ADJECTIVES
immensely dangerous
Grading Adverbs
angry,
big,
busy,
clever,
common,
deep,
fast,
friendly,
happy,
important,
low,
popular,
quiet,
rich,
strong,
weak,
young
Gradable Adjectives
a bit, dreadfully, extremely, hugely, immensely, intensely, rather, reasonably, slightly, very
intensely vivid
rather popular
With
non-gradable
adjectives we can use
adverbs
which emphasise their
extreme or absolute nature
SUCH AS
entirely nothing
absolutely
completely
entirely
perfectly
practically
simply
totally
utterly
virtually
almost
exclusively
fully
largely
mainly
nearly
primarily
awful
excellent
huge
impossible
superb
terrible
unique
unknown
whole
domestic
environmental
Non-grading Adverbs
Non-gradable Adjectives
absolutely clear
largely common
fully fledged
* Adverbs such as almost, exclusively, etc., which indicate extent of the quality, are commonly used with the classifying adjectives
Non-gradable adjectives

with

grading adverbs
Non-gradable adjectives
are sometimes used with
grading adverbs
absolutely
totally
extremely
rather
very
particularly
* when we want to give special emphasis
* when we are being humorous
Keep in mind!
Not all the adjectives can go with all the adjectives given in each of the tables above.
absolutely huge
completely huge
particularly emphasis
for humour
fairly
really
pretty
very
much
similar to fairly used in informal context
are commonly used with gradable and non-gradable adjectives
really lucky
fairly small
pretty good
However, we do not generally use fairly or very with gradable adjectives such as
essential
invaluable
perfect
superb
tremendous
wonderful
which indicate that something is very good or necessary
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